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The Department for Work and Pensions is seeking a Senior Finance Manager to fill a full time, permanent position in Leeds. A successful candidate will become a high profile leader of a specialist finance team, to develop new solutions for planning and performance across DWP – you will be at the very forefront of finance and investment decisions as they are developed.

This candidate must have strong communication skills, the ability to express complicated financial concepts to non-accountants and implement change, and full CCAB qualification, or international equivalent. Apply for this job on http://www.guardianjobs.com -- you will need to register first in order to see it.

Work in the City of London as a Finance Officer, through the recruitment office of Robert Walters. This is a permanent position starting at a salary of 20,000 to 23,000 per annum. The person hired will be responsible for management of day-to-day transactions, petty cash, monthly reports, budget preparations and more, and must possess or be in the process of acquiring a recognized book keeping qualification such as AAT or ACCA, and a part qualified accountant. Three to four years of overall accounting and month end reporting experience are preferred. For more information, you may contact public_sector@robertwalters.com and ask about Job Reference CQM 905530.

Here is another ‘crossover’ job in finance/housing; the Metropolitan Housing Partnership is seeking Assistant Management Accountants to join a team of management accountants providing advice and support to the Business Finance Manager of the Metropolitan Housing Authority. Post holder will help produce budgets and management accounts and assist in preparing business plans. S/he will help prepare year-end reports and the Associations Statutory Accounts.

Applicant for this position is expected to be a part qualified accountant with accounting system experience, possess IT skills including competence in MS Office and Oracle Financials system or similar software. Ideally, the applicant will also have experience in the field of social housing finance.

Benefits include 27 days annual leave, 8 bank holidays, and a contributory pension. The salary is projected to begin at 31,896 – 34,083 per annum depending on experience. Apply at the MHP website, https://www.mhpjobs.co.uk/pages/pre1.aspx?jobId=2486.

It is important to remember that all jobs listed in the public sector require the applicant to be free to live and work in the UK. This requirement is satisfied by citizenship in European Union countries but the requirement is flexible enough to provide many ways to qualify for citizens from other places. You should check with the Home Office website, http://ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ to find out ways to qualify.

For nationals of other countries to work in the UK requires a work permit. In order to acquire a work permit, you must first secure a job and then your employer will arrange a work permit for you, but only if it can be proved that no resident national can be found for the job.

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